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Inverness Castle Inverness is to benefit from a major investment into the city’s infrastructure over the next decade following the award of a £315 million City Deal.

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A £5.7 million contract has been agreed with Robertson Northern to convert a listed former Fort William school building into state-of-the-art offices. Highland Council plans to bring together its professional and administrative staff from across the wider Locahber area in Scotland’s West Highland

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A search is underway for an investor to take forward the luxury hotel development planned for the Nevis Forest and Mountain Resort. The new hotel complex is part of the wider ‘masterplan’ covering part of Leanachan Forest which will see the site made available for a range of recreation and touri

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(from left) Cllr Audrey Sinclair, chair of planning, development and infrastructure committee; Provost and Leader of City of Inverness and Area, Cllr Helen Carmichael; Jonathan Wills, Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd; and Colin Howell, Highland Council’s head of infrastructure at Dores Road rounda

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The Highland Council has approved plans for a £1.65 million community centre in the small fishing village of Aultbea. Designed by ThreeSixty Architecture for the Aultbea Regeneration Company, the project will offer a multi-use sports hall in addition to a smaller space for more intimate meetings.

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Roberston Construction has scooped an £8.7 million contract to build a new primary school in the Highlands. Construction work on the new Portree Gaelic Primary School is to start later this year and the building is expected to open in late 2017.

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A major plan to expand and upgrade Inverness Airport has been announced as the Highland terminal gears up for what could be its busiest year ever. Airport operator HIAL is to invest £900,000 to create a new standalone international arrivals hall, which will house Border Force and international bagg

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Robertson Homes has released the first images of its proposed restoration of the listed damaged Gleann Mor House at its Westercraigs development in Inverness. The £13 million proposal, due to be discussed by Highland Council’s planning committee next week, presents the vision to rebuild much of t

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Architect Chris Bowes (centre, dark jacket) and Kirkmichael Trust members (from left) George Mackay, Helma Reynolds, Jim Mackay, Verity Walker (behind) and Lilah Dowsett inspecting plans outside Kirkmichael Church. Photograph by Andrew Dowsett. The Kirkmichael Trust is inviting tenders from contract

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Proposals to relocate Highland Council’s administrative offices to a regenerated conversion of a B-listed former Fort William secondary school have been approved by the local authority. The move is part of a £6 million office rationalisation programme which will also include the demolition of a c

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The Highland Council has approved an additional programme of £2.7 million for the coming year 2016/17. A total of £2.3m will be allocated this coming year to re-surfacing, surface dressing and road markings across the Highland network and £0.4m to bridges in Sutherland (Kylesku) and Lochaber (A88

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Plans by Highland Council to demolish a community and family centre in Inverness and replace it with an enhanced £10 million facility have been abandoned following widespread opposition from residents and centre users. Representatives of local organisations met with council officials and elected me

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The Kings House Hotel in Glencoe looks set to be refurbished under new multi-million pound proposals. Owner Black Corries Estate plans to rejuvenate one of Scotland’s oldest licensed inns into an idyllic stopping point for walkers, hikers, skiers, tourists and travellers.

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Plans have been submitted to encase the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery with aluminium cladding to improve the environment in front of the castle in advance of the long term proposals for the castle and surrounding areas. The Highland Council, working in partnership with High Life Highland, said th

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